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FILE - In this June 17, 2014, file photo, Dr. Mehmet Oz testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Oz is fighting back against critics who are trying to get him removed from a faculty position at Columbia University. Dr. Mehmet Oz will air an episode of his syndicated talk show on Thursday that specifically takes on the group of 10 doctors from around the country who wrote to a Columbia dean about him. The group suggested last week that Oz promotes quack treatments of weight loss supplements with no scientific proof that they work. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)
Several TV Stations Pull the ‘Oz’ Show as Host Runs for Senate

The stations were compelled by the FCC's "equal time" rules that give rival candidates the ability to request matching air time.

FILE - This Dec. 4, 2019 file photo shows Dr. Mehmet Oz at the 14th annual L'Oreal Paris Women of Worth Gala in New York.  Oz, joins the Republican field of possible candidates aiming to capture Pennsylvania's open US Senate seat in next year's election. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Another TV Personality in Washington? Dr. Oz Will Run for Senate in Pennsylvania

Democratic Senate candidate Dr. Val Arkoosh blasted the prospect of Dr. Oz’s campaign: “Dr. Oz is the last thing we need when our Commonwealth faces real challenges.”

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf speaks during a rally to raise the state minimum wage Friday, July 9, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Wolf Appears Ready to Start Talking New Congressional Maps

The upcoming round of drawing new congressional district boundaries for the 2022 election is the first time in three decades where a Republican-controlled Legislature must share the task with a governor who is a Democrat.

FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 20, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump listens during an event in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
Questions Remain About GOP’s Election ‘Investigation’

The head of the company hired by PA Senate Republicans to conduct a "forensic investigation" into last year's presidential election said his firm aims to "provide recommendations based on analysis of facts for future elections and voting integrity legislation."

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GOP Candidate for PA Court Seat Concedes After Recount

With counties wrapping up their recount Tuesday, Philadelphia Common Pleas Court judge Lori Dumas led former state Senate GOP lawyer Drew Crompton by about 21,000 votes.

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2020 file photo, Sean Parnell walks through people gathered at a campaign rally for President Donald Trump at the Pittsburgh International Airport in Moon Township. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
Trump-Backed Parnell Loses Custody Battle, Suspends Campaign

A judge in Butler County called Parnell’s estranged wife “the more credible witness,” and believed Parnell “did commit some acts of abuse in the past.”

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2020, file photo, Philadelphia election workers process mail-in and absentee ballots for the general election, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
PA Senate GOP Hires Firm to Review 2020 Election

The "forensic investigation," which is being launched in response to pressure from Republican supporters of former President Donald Trump upset over his 80,000-vote loss in the state, will cost Pennsylvania taxpayers $270,000.